Charges have been upgraded for 38-year-old Pennsylvania mom Trinh Nguyen who shot her 9-and 13-year-old sons last week, authorities said.
Nguyen was newly charged with first-degree murder on Monday, May 9, in the Monday, May 2 shooting, according to the Bucks County District Attorney's Office.
Jeffrey, who went by "JT" and Nelson Tini died on Friday, May 6, less than a week after being shot in the head by their mother while in bed at their Timber Ridge Road home in Upper Makefield, authorities said.
JT was an eighth-grader at Newtown Middle School, and Nelson was in third grade at Sol Feinstone Elementary.
Nguyen had been jailed since last week after being charged with attempted murder and denied bail.
After shooting her sons, Nguyen then went outside and pointed the same black revolver at her 22-year-old neighbor, who tried handing her a box of photos for her ex-husband, who he worked with, authorities said.
Nguyen pulled the trigger two times, but the gun did not fire, the DA said. The neighbor wrapped Nguyen in a bear hug and eventually disarmed her before she fled in a white Toyota Sienna minivan and police issued an alert for her vehicle, they said.
She was under the influence of previously unspecified drugs when she was captured around 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 2, at the United Methodist Church in Washington Crossing, hours after the shooting, DA Weintraub said.
This case is being investigated by Bucks County Detectives and Upper Makefield Township Police. First Assistant District Attorney Jennifer M. Schorn and Deputy District Attorney John T. Fegley are assigned for prosecution.
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